It was Puzzling who won Batavia’s feature  September 26, 2022

Batavia, NY — The Riddler and Vanna White would have been proud of the betting public after they figured out Puzzling should be the favorite in the $15,000 Open I Handicap on Saturday night (Sept. 24) at Batavia Downs and then collected their money after he dominated the locals with his season’s best effort. Jim Morrill Jr. picked up the drive on the shipper Puzzling … Continue reading It was Puzzling who won Batavia’s feature  »

C R Blazin Beauty, Lougazi impressive in Batavia Opens September 26, 2022

Batavia, NY — The top local trotting talent was on full display at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 23) and the co-featured Opens both produced come from behind victories. In the $15,000 Open I Handicap, C R Blazin Beauty (Dave McNeight III) led off the gate and halfway up the backstretch before Night Flyer K (Jim Morrill Jr.) grabbed the front approaching the :28.2 … Continue reading C R Blazin Beauty, Lougazi impressive in Batavia Opens »

Pretty Blue Angel Upsets, Morrill Wins Five at Batavia September 22, 2022

Batavia, NY — There was a major upset in the $15,000 fillies and mares Open pace on Wednesday night (Sept. 21) at Batavia Downs after Pretty Blue Angel got a perfect trip and scored an 81-1 upset victory in the program’s eighth race. Winning Words (Drew Monti) was the only leaver and took the front ahead of the pylon starting Pretty Blue Angel (Keith Kash … Continue reading Pretty Blue Angel Upsets, Morrill Wins Five at Batavia »

Kevin Cummings wins five at Batavia Downs September 19, 2022

Batavia, NY — After winning four races on Friday night (Sept. 16) at Batavia Downs, the track’s leading driver, Kevin Cummings took it up a notch and won five more on Saturday (Sept. 17). Cummings took the early double with Luis Alberto N (1:56.3, $2.20) and Oreo Dream Xtreme (1:53.3, $4.30) and then reeled in Street Beats (1:56.3, $5.00), Stop Action (1:54.1, $2.90) and Brave … Continue reading Kevin Cummings wins five at Batavia Downs »

Morrill wins five, sweeps Batavia Downs features September 19, 2022

Batavia, NY — Jim Morrill Jr. was on fire Friday night (Sept.16) at Batavia Downs, winning five out of the 10 races on the card including both feature races. In the $15,000 Open I Handicap trot, Morrill left with Credit List and took no prisoners in the process. He parked Frank’s Watching (Ray FIsher Jr.) who eventually ducked in second and Jumpinthejailhouse (Kevin Cummings) who … Continue reading Morrill wins five, sweeps Batavia Downs features »

Batavia Downs to host annual breast cancer fundraiser Friday September 15, 2022

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel will be the site of the annual Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester fundraiser in the clubhouse at the track on Friday (Sept. 16). The event runs from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with post time for the first race set at 6 p.m. There is a $30 donation to enter the event but friends of the track … Continue reading Batavia Downs to host annual breast cancer fundraiser Friday »

James V. Compton, 80, dies September 15, 2022

Batavia, NY — James V. Compton, 80, passed away on September 13, 2022. Mr. Compton was born on February 17, 1942 in Batavia, New York to the late Cecil and Alice Compton of East Pembroke, New York. He received his education at Corfu High School and worked as a milkman in the days of home delivery, then as a machinist before going to General Motors in Rochester, where he would retire. Mr. Compton … Continue reading James V. Compton, 80, dies »

Shallow digs deep to score Batavia Open win September 15, 2022

Batavia, NY — After winning two straight top paces for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs, Shallow was handicapped by post eight and seven the following two weeks and did not hit the board. This week she caught a short field but still had to dig deep to win the $15,000 Open I pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday evening (Sept. 14). They were … Continue reading Shallow digs deep to score Batavia Open win »

Just Plain Loco wires Batavia Open field September 12, 2022

Batavia, NY — Taking full advantage of a soft second quarter, Just Plain Loco hit the gas in the second half and put away the field in the $15,000 Open I Handicap pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 10). Dave McNeight III left hard with Just Plain Loco, seated fellow leaver Stratosphere (Drew Monti) in the first turn and then took the … Continue reading Just Plain Loco wires Batavia Open field »

Richard R. Mays, 65, dies September 9, 2022

Batavia, NY — Richard R. Mays of Hamburg, NY, passed away on September 7, 2022 after a fierce battle with cancer. Mr. Mays was a lifelong horseman who competed in western New York for 50 years. He was first licensed in 1973 at the age of 16 and has been competing at tracks across New York state ever since. He experienced great early career driving success with … Continue reading Richard R. Mays, 65, dies »